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Public Theater Announces Additional 'Othello' Casting

John ortiz and phillip seymour hoffman

Additional casting has been announced for the Public Theater production of Othello. Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz have already been announced as Iago and Othello, respectively.

The cast will also feature Julian Acosta as Roderigo, Gaius Charles as Duke/Lodovico, Jessica Chastain as Desdemona, Liza Colon-Zayas as Emilia, Saidah Arrika Ekulona as Montano/Bianca, and LeRoy McClain as Cassio.

This contemporary version of the play "explores the new prospects for hope in 21st-century America giving the play a modern resonance that raises a mirror to our culture's racial struggles and achievements, both darkened and illuminated by overwhelming personal and political yearning."

Performances begin Sept. 12, before an official run Sept. 27 through Oct. 4 at the NYU Skirball Center in NYC.

-- Daniel Lehman

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